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East Providence City Hall – Council Chambers


145 Taunton Avenue


East Providence, Rhode Island 02914




Tuesday, December 11, 2018




I.          Call to Order Open Session – 6:30 p.m.

II.        The Committee will Convene in Executive Session in Conference Room A – 6:30 p.m. Pursuant to R.I. Gen Laws §42-46-(4)&(5) for the purpose of:

1.   Discussion re: Superintendent’s Contract for the term of December 11, 2018 – December 10, 2021

III.       Move into Open Session (Regular Meeting) – 7:00 p.m.

1.   Call to Order

2.   Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence

3.   Chair to Report Out Any Votes Taken in Executive Session and Receive Motion by Committee Member to Seal Executive Session Minutes Pursuant to Applicable Provisions of RIGL §42-46-(4)&(5)

4.   Motion to Set a Curfew for School Committee Meeting


IV.       Student Liaison – Ellen Phillips


V.        Staff Recognition – Chef Bill Walker, East Providence Career & Technical Center


VI.       Presentations

1.   Update from Stephen Coutu (Public Works)

2.   New High School Building Project – Architectural Update


VII.     Consent Agenda

1.   Communications

2.   Correspondence

3.   Home School Requests

4.   Approval of Minutes:

·         November 13, 2018 School Committee Meeting Executive Session

·         November 13, 2018 School Committee Meeting Open Session

·         November 20, 2018 Special School Committee Meeting


VIII.    PTO/PTA Reports


IX.       Public Comments I – Agenda Items


X.        Superintendent’s Report

1.   RICAS Testing

2.   Building (City Hall)

3.   Update on Martin Middle School

4.   New School Resource Officer – Roland Estrada


XI.       Director of Human Resources Report – Cheryl Mammone

1.   Appointments

2.   Resignations

3.   Retirements

4.   Leave of Absences

5.   Non-Renewals


XII.     Director of Operations Report – Diana Clarkin

1.   Review of Residency Requirements


XIII.    Director of Finance Report – Craig Enos

1.   Monthly Financial Report


XIV.    Director of Facilities Report – Tony Feola


XV.     Policy Committee Report – Jessica Beauchaine

1.   Naloxone Policy – 1st read

2.   Building Use Policy – 1st read

3.   Policy on Social Networking & Text Messaging – 1st read


XVI.    Discussion Items

1.   Proposed Superintendent’s Contract for the term of December 11, 2018 – December 10, 2021

2.   RI Health Department Report for Martin Middle School


XVII.  Action Items

1.   Consider & Vote to Approve Bill List

2.   Consider & Vote to Approve 2019 Schedule of School Committee Meetings

3.   Consider & Vote to Approve the Health & Wellness Policy – 2nd read

4.   Consider & Vote to Approve the Superintendent’s Contract for the term of December 11, 2018 – December 10, 2021

5.   Consider & Vote to Accept Mr. Ferreira’s Stipend Donation

6.   Consider & Vote to Approve Mr. Ferreira’s Donation of Flag Pole & Flag for Hennessey Elementary School

7.   Consider & Vote to Approve Mr. Ferreira’s Donation of Bean Bag Chairs for Classrooms at Waddington Elementary School

8.   Consider & Vote to Approve Fire Life Safety Upgrades for Orlo, Kent Heights & Silver Spring Schools


XVIII. Public Comment II – Non-Agenda Items


XIX.    Announcements


XX.     Adjournment






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Date Posted:         12/6/18 City Clerk                                             12/6/18 Secretary of State Website


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